Dr Maria Olenick

      

Dr Maria Olenick

Consulting Editor: Maria Olenick (PhD)

Chair of Undergraduate Nursing and Clinical Assistant Professor, Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL, USA

Before joining Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida as Chair of Undergraduate Nursing, I was Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation at a new allopathic (MD) medical school in Pennsylvania.  My background includes both nursing and medical education. 

04/04-04/07 Clinical Nursing Faculty, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA and also Full Time manager of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Infection Control Program at Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale, PA
04/07-06/11 Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation, faculty for the course “Case Based Learning” and substitute faculty for the course “Human Structure and Function”, The Commonwealth Medical College (MD school), Scranton, PA
08/11-8/14 Assistant Director Foreign Educated Physician (FEP) BSN/MSN Program, Clinical Assistant Professor, Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL (Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences)
08/14-Present Chair of Undergraduate Nursing, Clinical Assistant Professor, Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL (Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences)

In my current position as Chair of Undergraduate Nursing at FIU, I am responsible for providing administration and leadership for all undergraduate bachelor of science in nursing programs at both Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay Campuses for the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, including comprehensive management of all BSN academic programs, curriculum management, program review, accreditation, development, budget, and community relationships in concert with University policy, procedure, and expectations.  Responsible for admission, student services, and clinical education, in addition to ensuring academic policy, procedure and expectations are met by faculty and students.